M5-1500X5 – Rockford Fosgate – 1500 Watt 5-Channel Element Ready Amp

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ETA End May 2023 – ETA End May 2023 – Price Subject to Change – Amp can be flown into the County if needed Urgently, T&C’s will Apply!

Serious marine sound, made simple. The M5 amplifiers feature the next level of Element Ready™ design from Rockford Fosgate that’s built as rugged as the outdoor environment it’s used in.

Features & Benefits:

Element Ready™: Purpose Built for the Marine Environment, Rockford’s Element Ready™ products are built to stand up to Water, Salt, and UV, making sure your amplifiers stand the test of time.

C.L.E.A.N.: Our Patented circuit with input and output clip indicators help match the source unit to the amplifier, which makes for easy set-up and optimizes musical output.

P.O.W.E.R. Supply: The unique P.O.W.E.R. supply continues to generate more than rated power as the voltage increases, giving you the output, you demand.




Rockford Fosgate amplifiers are known world-wide for producing more power than their ratings suggest. The M5 amplifiers are the first series based on new industry standard Dynamic Power ratings, bringing their conservative ratings to the forefront. Engineered from the ground up and purpose-built to deliver more output where you actually hear it, this is real dynamic power that performs not only on paper, but performance heard through the musical experience. You’ll see two amplifier power ratings, the traditional Continuous Power output, and the new Dynamic Power output, both tested in accordance with the CTA-2006 specification. Consider Continuous Power as wattage developed on the test bench for comparison against other amplifiers in the same class, and Dynamic Power as real-world wattage when connected to a speaker load, listening to music. Either way you look at it, Rockford Fosgate is proving – once again – these amplifiers are powerful enough to drive any speaker or subwoofer you throw at them.


  • Play all day, easy to integrate, and keep music playing for extended lengths of time
  • PRESET removes the need to set-up and tune the amp when used with Rockford Fosgate UTV audio kits
  • Element Ready™ design with integrated harness & panel seals
  • Quality & Performance tested using proprietary RATS (Rockford Automated Testing System)
  • Focused mass heat sink allows critical aluminum material to be located around hottest internal devices
  • C.L.E.A.N. input/output clip detection and indicator LEDs
  • Constant Power provides instantaneous delivery of output over varying impedance loads
  • Proprietary Class-AD technology allows amplifier to produce more power with less current draw
  • Class-BD technology provides 75-80% efficiency over traditional class A/B designs
  • Low Impedance Stability
  • Top mounted control panel with Element Ready™ smoked lens cover
  • OEM and aftermarket radio integration inputs
  • Discrete Surface Mount technology with 1% tight-tolerances for high efficiency & reduced cross-talk
  • Chassis Isolation from mounting points greatly reduces possible introduction of vehicle noise
  • MESHA 4 reduces MOSFET temps, lowers distortion, increases durability and prolongs device life span
  • Remote-Out feature when using high level inputs
  • Balanced Differential Inputs eliminates noise picked up by signal cables
  • 2-Year Warranty


Cta-2006 Compliant
Number of Channels
Total Power
(Sum of Rated Power)
1500 Watts
Rated Power
(RMS Continuous Power)
CTA-2006 GuidelinesCTA-2006 Continuous Power Rating
≤1.0% THD+N
100W x 4 + 400W x 1 @ 4Ω
100W x 4 + 600W x 1 @ 2Ω
N/A x 4 + 600W x 1 @ 1Ω
200W x 2 + N/A x 1 @ 4Ω Bridged
Dynamic Power
CTA-2006 GuidelinesCTA-2006 Dynamic Power Rating
125W x 4 + 400W x 1 @ 4Ω
200W x 4 + 700W x 1 @ 2Ω
N/A x 4 + 700W x 1 @ 1Ω
400W x 2 + N/A x 1 @ 4Ω Bridged
Frequency Response
10Hz – 50kHz
Input Sensitivity
150mVrms – 12Vrms
Circuit Topology Class
Class-AD (front/rear channels)
Class-BD (sub channel)
Efficiency (average)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+Noise)
<0.2% THD+N @ 1 Watt
Signal Input
Low-Level: 2 RCA
High-Level: 4-Pin Molex
Signal Output
Tone Controls
Front/Rear: 0-14dB @ 12.5kHz
Front/Rear: 0-18dB @ 45Hz
Sub: 0-18dB @ 45 Hz
Crossover Controls
50 Hz – 250 Hz @ 12dB/Octave ButterworthLow-Pass:
50 Hz – 250 Hz @ 12dB/Octave ButterworthInfrasonic:
30 Hz @ 12dB/Octave Butterworth
Remote Controls
Visual Indicators
Power: Blue
Protect: Red
Input Clip: Red
Output Clip: Blue/Red
Power Wire Gauge
Power Input Connector
Compression Terminal Block
Speaker Wire Gauge
16 AWG
Speaker Output Connector
4-Pin Molex
Extruded Aluminum
Operating Voltage
9 – 16 VDC
Recommended Fuse
(not included)
Average Current Draw (13.8V Music)
2Ω Stereo + 1Ω Sub: 48 A
Max. Current Draw (13.8V Sinewave)
2Ω Stereo + 1Ω Sub: 123 A
Suggested Alternator
Included in the Box
(1) Control Cover (1130-75511-01)
(1) Extension Harnesses (1130-75507-01)
(1) Pwr/Gnd/Rem Connector (1040-60814-01)
(1) Front/Rear/Sub RCA Harness (1130-70118-01)
(1) Front Speaker Out Harness (1560-56568-01)
(1) Rear Speaker Out Harness (1560-56544-01)
(1) Subwoofer Out Connector (1040-56811)
(1) Allen wrench
(1) RF sticker
(1) PRESET warning label
(1) Performance verification certificate
Dimensions (H x W x D)
1.7″ x 4.25″ x 12.3″
(42.8 mm x 108 mm x 311.4 mm)
Does not include harnesses
Shipping Weight
6 Lbs. (2.7 Kg.)